‘Hardcore’ breakdown of bracket
Includes release of the Selection Committee’s team rankings
TruTV will air NCAA Hardcore Brackets at 7 p.m. ET Sunday, a one-hour show providing in-depth analysis, including the public release of the Selection Committee’s 1 to 68 team rankings for the first time in NCAA Championship history.
CBS Sports’ Greg Gumbel, Greg Anthony and Seth Davis will host the NCAA Basketball Championship Selection Show live from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York. Jim Nantz, Clark Kellogg and Turner Sports’ Steve Kerr join Gumbel, Anthony and Davis via satellite from the site of the Big Ten Championship at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. In addition, Jeff Hathaway, Chairman of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, joins live from Indianapolis to provide an in-depth look into the selection process.
TruTV's NCAA Hardcore Brackets will follow the Selection Show, in which the 68-team field will be announced.
Gumbel will host NCAA Hardcore Brackets and will be joined by Turner Sports’ Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith as well as Anthony, Davis, Hathaway and Mike Bobinski, vice chairman of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee.
The NCAA Hardcore Brackets panel will discuss the bracket and provide exclusive details regarding the committee’s deliberations throughout the weekend. The show is part of the NCAA's expanded educational initiative to enhance understanding of the championship selection process.